14th CIFAS Summer School in Ethnographic Research Methods

July 19 to 30, 2021 – 7 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT time)
Online event

The Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS) is pleased to announce the 14th CIFAS Summer School in Ethnographic Research Methods. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this edition of the summer school will take place online.

The goal of the summer school is to offer training in the foundations and practice of ethnographic methods. The faculty works closely with participants to identify the required field methods needed to address their academic or professional needs. The summer school is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students in social sciences and other fields of study that use qualitative approaches (such as education, communication, cultural studies, health, social work, development studies, consumer behavior, among others), applied social scientists, professionals, and researchers who have an interest in learning more about ethnographic methods and their applications.

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Call for Applications to Participate in Virtual 6S Workshop (2021)

October 5, 2021
Online event

Apply by: July 30, 2021 VIA This form

Since its inception, the Social Studies of Science Student Section (6S) has hosted workshops and events during the annual meetings of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) designed to facilitate community among students and junior scholars of science studies, and further opportunities for collaboration.

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Networks of Philosophy, Philosophy of Networks: A virtual seminar with Randall Collins and Kevin Zollman

July 6, 2021 12 PM CET
Online Event

“There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers,” American philosopher William James famously wrote. The history of philosophy, with its high degree of conflict and individualism, seems to back up James’s claim. On the other hand, in recent years, philosophers – and humanists in general – have moved towards a more collaborative way of thinking about the world. Technological advancements and changes in research policy are equally responsible for these developments – although one may claim that collaboration in philosophy is as old as philosophy itself. Once the prerogative of natural sciences, research teams and labs have now colonized the humanities too, including philosophy. At the same time, as philosophy has grown more and more networked, networks have become the subject of philosophical investigation.

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14th CIFAS Summer School in Ethnographic Research Methods

July 19 – 30, 2021
7 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT time)
Online event

The Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study (CIFAS) is pleased to announce the 14th CIFAS Summer School in Ethnographic Research Methods. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this edition of the summer school will take place online. 

The goal of the summer school is to offer training in the foundations and practice of ethnographic methods. The faculty works closely with participants to identify the required field methods needed to address their academic or professional needs. The summer school is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students in social sciences and other fields of study that use qualitative approaches (such as education, communication, cultural studies, health, social work, development studies, consumer behavior, among others), applied social scientists, professionals, and researchers who have an interest in learning more about ethnographic methods and their applications.

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Workshop on Web Science for Digital Capabilities (WSDC 2021)

June 21, 2021
Online workshop

Empowerment of individuals and communities is a critical factor for achieving several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) formulated by the UN. World over, development economics has come to define empowerment as the ability of individuals and societies to protect and enhance an abstract notion of “well-being”. This in turn, is facilitated by an abstract notion of “capability” that is sought to be enhanced with relevant interventions. Depending on the context, the terms “well-being” and “capability” can take on different definitions, and may be composed of different building blocks– be it education, health-care, safety, wealth creation, and so on. 

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